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Green your Valentine’s Day

Green your Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us and love is definitely in the air. Red and pink is everywhere, but why not go green for this holiday?

If Cupid pays a visit this Valentine’s Day bearing a small box and a sweetheart on bended knee, then you will soon enough be enthralled with the age-old tasks of planning a wedding. Read our collection of tips for a green wedding, and find yourself walking on air while hugging the planet.

Say “I Do” this Valentine’s Day

SET THE MOOD FOR VALENTINE’S ROMANCE
Scent has a way of setting a mood. Pure, aphrodisiac essential oils can help open the heart. Make Valentine’s Day especially loving this year by making these essential oil blends as a gift for you and your partner.

Start a love tsunami with Valentine’s Day scents

VALENTINE’S DAY FENG SHUI
You’d be amazed what “dead” space one finds in the part of the home that is the key to relationship and love, according to the feng shui map, called a bagua. Dead plants, piles of clutter or worse, nothing, can reflect a relationship that needs tending. Throw away that dead plant and watch love bloom with this feng shui help for relationships!

Feng shui your abode for Valentine’s Day

CHOCOLATE THE KEY TO VALENTINE’S SUCCESS
Chocolate is the way to anyone’s heart. Just make sure the kind you get is heart-healthy and free-trade. Read all about the dark side of chocolate.

Give her sweet, fair trade Valentine’s chocolates

DON”T GIVE PESTICIDES
A bouquet is romantic, but not when the flowers were grown with pesticides. There are alternatives.

Give organic flowers this Valentine’s Day

SPICE UP BATH TIME
Another wonderful Valentine’s gift for anyone would be something from the heart, made with your own two hands. Bath bonbons that are all-natural fit this bill perfectly.

Valentine’s Day treat for the bath

PERFUME ALWAYS MAKES SCENTS
If perfume is on your Valentine’s wish list, read this guide first to make sure that lovely bottle of great-smelling something isn’t full of harmful petrochemicals.

Give her perfume without harmful chemicals to show your love

SUSTAINABLE VALENTINE’S GIFTS
For a gift that’s decadent and sustainable, look to the wonders of bamboo—silky-soft towels and sheets that are great for the planet are just the beginning.

Bamboo makes a silky sensual Valentine’s gift

SHOW YOUR LOVE WITH A CARE2 ECARD OR A HOMEMADE CARD
It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without Valentine’s Day cards. Make your own or send entirely paper-free eCards from Care2.

Make your own eco-friendly Valentine

Send sweet and silly Care2 Valentine’s Day eCards

GET READY FOR YOUR SPECIAL VALENTINE’S DAY DATE
Getting ready for a fabulous night on the town or a romantic getaway weekend? Get soft skin with this organic bath formula, give yourself a natural manicure, and make your hair look gorgeous and non-toxic.

Mmm, a silky soft bath

Nail it with a non-toxic manicure

Smooth and soft legs with this natural shaving cream

Condition your hair for volume and softness

SWEET TREATS TO MAKE FOR YOUR VALENTINE
Show them you love them by making them something sweet. Give honey to your honey, make Good-For-You Chocolate Mousse for that special someone, tell him or her you’re over the moon for them with a Moony Apple Pie, present your date with Date Nut Truffles, or spice things up with Rum Marinated Fruit Kabobs. And before you start baking, read up on our guide to natural sweeteners.

Vanilla figs and dried cherries

Love your honey with honey

Tempt your sweetie’s tummy with this dark chocolate delight

A pear and almond tart is sure to please

A yummy chocolate mousse that’s good for you—really!

Date nut truffles for your date

Rum-marinated fruit kebobs will spice up your evening

Moony apple pie for the one who makes you swoon

Care2′s directory of natural sweeteners

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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6:26AM PDT on Apr 30, 2013

Noted....

8:43AM PST on Feb 13, 2013

thanks, good advice.....

3:29AM PST on Feb 12, 2013

Thanks

6:56AM PST on Feb 10, 2013

Thank you

1:37AM PST on Feb 10, 2013

Thanks......................although it sounded worse then a Hallmark commercial!

4:45AM PST on Feb 8, 2013

Thanks,,,

3:49PM PST on Feb 7, 2013

forget the scents...
but others good ideas...

8:00AM PST on Jan 29, 2013

Thanks

9:36AM PDT on Aug 22, 2010

Thank you. My daughter is getting married in March 2008 and I was looking for this type of special info to use. Use a Wedding Planner

8:57AM PST on Dec 9, 2009

thanks!

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